Sudden rain with huge lightning and thunders created a lot of havoc in Guntur.Six deaths were reported in Guntur due to the lightning struck.Four of them agriculturists, besides causing heavy loss of property. Kondepati Venkat Rao (50) and S. Madhavi (35) died while working in the farm at Pusuluru village in Pedanandipadu mandal. Gutupalli Gopi was also struck by lightning at his field at Pedamakkena village of Sattenapalli mandal. Vejendla Ratna Kumari of Ananthavarampadu village in Vettichrukuru mandal, Kasam Kumari of Rajupalem village and another farmer from Bellamkonda were the other victims.

Lightning

Cattle was also at the receiving end of nature’s fury. Lightning strikes killed two buffaloes at Mandadam village of Thullur mandal and banana plantations in over 200 acres were uprooted at Uddandrayunivaripalem.Guntur District Collector Kona Sasidhar placed the entire administration on high alert. A toll free number 1800-425-4099 had been activated.

Mango plantations and Mirchi were badly affected in major areas.

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